VDE

Our Process

Discover how VDE Americas is leading an evolving industry and how we can help your business grow

Global Compliance Plan Development

Comprehensive compliance plans that meet all regulatory compliance requirements for target countries

Product Analysis

Defining country regulatory compliance requirements that support product roll-outs into global markets

Product Testing

Local and In-country testing as required for approval in all target countries

Submission to Global Regulatory Agencies

Application submissions via VDE Americas’ global partnership network

Certification

Predictable and repeatable on-time delivery that you can trust

Post Certification Compliance
Management

Ongoing product certification support with “low-cost” regulatory compliance administration management

Our Mission

VDE Americas is dedicated to putting our clients first and creating successes for them as we work in a unique partnership service provider model that, by design, changes the landscape of the regulatory compliance industry. VDE Americas’ clients benefit from industry-leading technical expertise on critical regulatory subjects, transparent project management and client-first compliance solutions. Our aim is to help our clients build their global footprint by leveraging VDE’s personalized, authentic relationships and high-value connections.

We know how to work globally and deliver locally successfully. We accomplish this through communication
and collaboration with our clients.

Our Services

We offer a value chain of global compliance solutions that span the entire product lifecycle while leveraging internal experts and a network of consulting partners. This will enable manufacturers of all sizes and in any part of the U.S. to experience transparent project management, technology-amplified processes and project delivery excellence.

Accredited Testing Services

Accredited Testing Services

We built our business with our customers in mind. It’s because of this we’ve handpicked trusted laboratory partners that will work within our high standards of excellence. We can help get you all the necessary accredited testing services you need or facilitate the approval process using your current accredited testing service provider. We can also create and manage your technical files/certifications to ensure continued compliance within your target markets.

Regulatory Compliance Administrator Program

Regulatory Compliance Administrator Program

Our Regulatory Compliance Administrator Program is a “low-cost” solution to support clients that may not have the necessary resources to manage ongoing regulatory compliance demands. By providing technical administration support, we reduce risk and cost while eliminating the typical road blocks and headaches associated with managing your compliance program.Our highly trained staff will ensure your certifications remain valid throughout the product lifecycle by providing services that include evaluation of technical changes, re-testing, simple documentation updates and budgeting for recurring annual fees. With more focused attention, greater project predictability, transparent project management and delivery dates you can trust, making customer commitments just got easier for our clients. You can rely on our cutting-edge technology, proprietary processes and highly skilled staff to ensure you never miss a submission, expiration or possible cancellation.

Regulatory Strategy


We will share our expertise and knowledge with you and reduce your regulatory compliance burden, minimize your product’s development time and maximize it’s time to market. As your partner, we can help you determine the fastest path to market in any region, offer solutions for submission types and requirements, build quality manuals/processes and help determine project timelines


Global Regulatory Solutions


Transparent project management, technology-amplified processes and project delivery excellence. These are the cornerstones our Global Regulatory Solutions were founded on. Simplify compliance working with one partner for all the countries you want to enter around the world. We understand your global regulatory compliance requirements, let us manage all aspects of your certification needs and help get you connected to the world.


Technical Bankability for Solar Power Plants


VDE was instrumental in the development of the IEC standards for solar module certification. For decades VDE has been certifying modules for major photovoltaic (PV) manufacturers worldwide. VDE along with our exclusive partner Fraunhofer ISE are now once again leading the industry with the introduction of Quality Tested (QT) certification for PV power plant systems. The PV system certification is an important element in reducing risk to project developers, financial entities and insurance companies.

The technical performance and quality assurance provided by VDE & Fraunhofer’s highly experienced independent assessment enable PV assets to meet long term financial goals; critical to successful project financing, YieldCo return requirements and new funding sources such as asset back security financing.

“Being everything to everyone, you’ll be nothing to no one”

At VDE Americas, we are focused on you, our valued customer. Making sure your products meet global requirements is all we do. We don’t strive to be a “one-stop testing solution” for our clients. Our aim is to deliver exceptional service that ensures our clients are able to deliver to their clients all over the world. Our laser-focused expertise gives you the power to focus on what’s most important for your business – increasing market share and revenue while innovating products that change the world and build your brand globally.

Advisory Services

Compliance Design
Develop Regulatory Strategy
Continuing Compliance Management
Design Validation

Product Testing Services

  • Radio/EMC
  • Product Safety
  • RoHS/REACH

Certification Services

  • NRTL/FCC
  • European Union Directives/CE Marking
  • Global Certifications in over 200 countries

WHY YOU’ll LOVE US

  • Our vast global network becomes part of our clients’ business with access to the highest levels of global expertise and seamless project delivery through our internal resources and close-knit global network, local cooperation agreements, and in-country partners to facilitate product approvals, reduce delays and decrease product launch times.
  • Our customer first approach gives our clients access to a dedicated project manager who supports them from start to finish, always communicating and updating important project timelines and milestones.
  • We bring more than global regulatory expertise to the table. As a trusted adviser, we work with our clients to fill expertise gaps, helping deliver projects on time and on budget.
  • Being one of the most respected global testing and certification organizations in the world, we have the capacity to ensure your needs are fully met, but small enough to keep our costs down and provide you with the highest level of personalized service in the industry.
  • We certify products in every country around the world so our clients can focus on selling!

News and events

When it comes to global regulatory approvals, standards and certification, we speak the world’s language.

You can lean on us for support, and we won’t fall

  • More than 100,000 products tested throughout the world
  • Founded in 1893, one of the largest technical and scientific associations
    in Europe with more than 36,000 members
  •    Approving products in more than 200 countries

Contact Us

We would love to learn more about your project

Contact us for a complimentary consultation or request a quote.